We have expert betting tips for the cards this Tuesday at Ballarat and Wyong.
There is plenty of value available with bookmakers at the Tuesday meetings and we pick out the best selections.
Tuesday horse racing tips
Race 1. (12:30) AJM Contracting Maiden (1200m)
#12 – Testa Rock @ $2.10- Bet @ Sportsbet
The Hayes-trained two-year-old finished second on debut at Pakenham and she looks good enough to break maiden grades on Tuesday.
She is a daughter of Fastnet Rock that was only a short margin behind Atlantic Seas on debut and dropping to 53.5kg is ideal.
Only barrier 11 is a negative, but punters should be confident of a big effort.
Race 2. (13:00) Cervus Equipment Maiden (1200m)
#8 – Mashrabiya @ $2.30- Bet @ Sportsbet
Mashrabiya is getting close to scoring a win after three consecutive second placings. The James Cummings-trained filly shouldn’t find this level of racing too difficult after racing in Sydney.
She is a daughter of Teofilo that finished second at Newcastle before running second at Kembla Grange in heavy conditions. That was a solid run and it bodes well for this level of racing.
Her odds have drifted from an opening quote of $2.20, so it could pay to watch betting moves on race day.
Race 5. (14:30) Polytrack BM64 (2100m)
#4 – Bainbridge @ $2.05- Bet @ Sportsbet
Bainbridge was the beaten favourite at Geelong last start but punters shouldn’t overlook the five-year-old gelding.
He was beaten by a narrow margin as the $2.10 favourite and this field is no harder, so we’re not surprised his opening odds of $2.35 have been taken.
Barrier 13 isn’t too bad over this distance and he has time to find cover and come with a sustained run.
Race 7. (15:30) Hygain Winners Choice BM58 (1400m)
#3 – Ize Fairdinkum @ $6- Bet @ Sportsbet
The Mitchell Freedman-trained four-year-old got the job done at Ballarat last start and he’s good enough to double down on that effort.
He won by just under a length to break maiden grades and there is no reason why he couldn’t kick on with it now.
Punters get value odds and the $6 should firm throughout the week.
Race 9. (16:30) Hygain Winners Choice BM64 (1100m)
#11 – Puckapunyal @ $3.70- Bet @ Sportsbet
Lindsay Smith lines up the talented four-year-old mare that owns two wins and six placings from nine starts.
The daughter of Epualette comes off a fifth at Moonee Valley in January and she typically finds her best form in a fresh state.
She owns the class edge on this field and we should see her odds firm.
Race 2. (12:55) Sky Racing C1 Plate (2100m)
#9 – Mantinello @ $3.80- Bet @ Sportsbet
Mantinello is a well-bred son of Redoute’s Choice that hasn’t been too far away to date, including a second placing at Newcastle in June.
The Waterhouse/Bott-trained gelding didn’t fire when fifth behind Kermajack last time out, but he hit the line well enough and rising to 2100m is ideal.
Carrying 55kg helps and we’re expecting a big effort.
Race 3. (13:35) Canadian Club Maiden (1600m)
#2 – Law Party @ $3- Bet @ Sportsbet
It’s only a matter of time before Law Party gets the job done and he has been getting closer with every run this preparation.
The Mark Newnham-trained three-year-old comes off a second placing at Nowra and he went close at Hawkesbury prior to that.
It’s not an easy maiden field, but he’s worth sticking with for one more run.
Race 5. (14:50) Tab Maiden Handicap (1000m)
#14 – Rapid Response @ $5- Bet @ Sportsbet
Rapid Response is on debut for Kris Lees and the two-year-old filly has shown plenty of ability at the trials.
The daughter of Defcon won a trial at Wyong by a length before winning at Muswellbrook by 4.5 lengths against a field of four.
Drawing barrier three is ideal and in-form jockey Brenton Avdulla takes the ride.
Race 6. (15:25) De Bortoli Wines C1 Handicap (1600m)
#3 – Bob @ $2.45- Bet @ Sportsbet
Bob is getting close to posting another win after consecutive placings. The Newnham-trained gelding finished second and third at Hawkesbury, so that form stacks up nicely at Wyong.
He is a well-bred son of Pierro that is always well-favoured to win and that’s the case again. He opened at $3.50 and money has come thick and fast.
It could pay to follow betting moves and back Bob.
After graduating from the University of Auckland (BA – English), Daryl was thrown into the world of sports and horse racing journalism.
Having worked as a racing journalist for two years, he decided to move into the online world of horse racing and sports writing. After years of honing his craft, Daryl became a professional punter in 2009 – with a focus on horse racing, NRL, AFL, NBA, Rugby, NFL, and US college sports. Daryl’s tips have been featured on various websites around the world before joining the GoBet team. When he’s not working, Daryl tries to avoid making bogeys on the golf course.